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Clifford E. Brubaker served as professor and dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from 1991 - 2015. He has professorial appointments in Rehabilitation Science, Neurological Surgery, Regenerative Medicine and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Brubaker is an adjunct professor at the Xian Jiaotong University, Xian, Peoples Republic of China. He is also adjunct professor of the Robotics Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Brubaker received his PhD degree in 1968 in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oregon. His scholarly work has been concentrated in biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering at the University of Oregon, University of Virginia (UVA) and University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). He has served as Director or Co-director of three Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers at UVA and Pitt from 1987 to 2004. Brubaker is a founding member, Fellow and former President of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and a founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and was inducted in the inaugural class of Fellows of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).